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Clinical effect and mechanism of alkaline reduced water

Abstract

Recently, alkaline ionized water (AIW) generated by water electrolysis has received increasing attention because of its shown benefits in treatment and prevention of diseases. The Korean and the Japanese governments officially acknowledged the efficacy of AIW as a novel material for the improvement of abnormal intestinal fermentation, chronic diarrhea, gastric hyperacidity and dyspepsia. It was reported that intake of AIW has various beneficial effects such as removal of reactive oxygen species, improving constipation, suppressed accumulation of body fats, early expulsion of melamine, reduction of ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage, modulation of immune response and ameliorating diabetes. The effect of AIW is thought to be accounted to its negative oxidation reduction potential, and abundant dissolved hydrogen. The major role of AIW as an antioxidant due to its high content of hydrogen had long been established. Furthermore, drinking hydrogen water and inhaling hydrogen gas demonstrated protection against oxidative diseases. However, our recent study on alkaline reduced water (ARW) from spring water which exhibits different properties from AIW showed a salutary effect through oral administration and bathing. This finding led us to explore further the potential benefits of alkaline reduced water on health and its accompanying mechanism.

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